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Greens fiddling on the fringes while Earth burns

The Green Party remains adamant they won’t consider a governing arrangement with National. This effectively leaves them on the coalition sidelines waiting for whatever crumbs NZ First may allow them and Labour might throw them. 857 more words


Norwegian Fiddle Tune: Homslien

I asked my brother what Hardanger fiddle tune I might be able to learn on a regular violin, and he said I might try Homslien, … 357 more words


Swedish Fiddle Tune: Farmors Brudpolska

I recently acquired the book of sheet music, Scandinavian Fiddle Tunes by Vicki Swan to get an overview of the genre. Looking over the tunes and listening to the included CD, … 117 more words


In which I create a B list

In reading about fiddling, I came across one teacher’s practice suggestions. Among other things, she suggested having an A list and a B list to assist in developing a repertoire. 140 more words


The fiddling fighting freebooter

This is the story of my favorite folk hero, Jamie MacPherson. Now, whilst his life and exploits don’t exactly share the same level of fame and national significance as that of Rob Roy; in MacPhersons tragic story, his origins set the tone of a tale in the archetype of so many romantic tales concerning outlaws; with tragedy being central; whereas, Rob Roy’s story simply embodies the swashbuckling exploits of an itinerant rogue, full of adventure and the outwitting of lords and soldiery, yet lacking in any sense of intrigue or emotion on the part of the man himself’. 1,687 more words

Scottish History


May 24, 2017

We caught the 3 pm ferry from Yell to Mainland and headed towards Hillswick. Tonight we were staying at Almara B&B in Upper Urafirth, near Hillswick, and we had instructions on getting there but they were based on coming from Lerwick. 1,325 more words


A Violinist's Guide to Scottish Fiddling

recommended Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

The Violinist’s Guide to Scottish Fiddling by Melinda Crawford Perttu
Especially designed for violinists who have never fiddled in the Scottish style or for anyone who would simply like to brush up on their “Scottishness,” this guide discusses ornamentations and their applications, bowing styles, rhythmic issues and stylistic interpretations. 156 more words

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